Abu Dhabi promotes the garden city as a new business events' destination
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, or ADNEC, has opened new facilities to hold exhibitions and conferences at the Al Ain Convention Centre, as the emirate promotes the garden city as a new business eventsí destination.
Abu Dhabi intends to develop the centre into a landmark project that would draw an expanded range of events to the garden city including corporate events and concerts, besides the current portfolio of exhibitions and conferences.
According to officials the new facility would enable event organisers to tap further into the commercial potential of the city. Shaikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Rulerís Representative in the Eastern Region inaugurated the centre on Monday, in the presence of shaikhs and top government officials.
He unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the new phase and toured the expanded venue accompanied by Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Shaikh Hazza bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of Dewan of Rulerís Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of ADNEC, and senior government officials.
Phase 1 boosts the available event space at the venue in Al Ain to more than 20,000sqm, including the brand new 6,000sqm Al Khabisi Hall 2, the 6,600sqm Al Khabisi Hall 1 that has previously existed onsite, and an 8,125sqm outdoor event area.
Noting ADNECís successful efforts to develop the venue to a world class standard, Shaikh Tahnoon highlighted the significant impact the new facilities would have in promoting the city as well as the wider eastern region of Abu Dhabi.
The brand new Al Khabisi Hall 2 has been built in a unique architectural style that is in harmony with the cityís existing architecture. It has new preparation and service kitchens and pre-function areas. Externally, the development includes a shaded colonnade, dancing areas, extensive landscaping with water features, and 256 car parking spaces.